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“Igloo Art” certification now in Inuit hands – NunatsiaqOnline

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2017235 Views

“The notion of a government authenticating Inuit art has come and gone”

July 10, 2017

One of Canada’s most recognizable art certifications will continue into the future under Inuit management for the first time in its history—and it’s got a new name to mark the occasion.

“Eskimo art” Igloo tags, a certification program for Inuit art that began in 1958, was formally transferred from federal government control to the Inuit Art Foundation during an afternoon event at Iqaluit’s Hotel Arctic, July 7.

“Times have changed since 1958,” said Indigenous and Northern Affairs’ director of Inuit relations, Elizabeth Logue, who appeared alongside representatives of the Inuit Art Foundation and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.

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